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Do PCOs get Bed Bugs?

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  1. joyceor

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    Posted 10 years ago
    Sun Nov 2 2008 19:42:04

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    Just wondering -- how do PCOs avoid infesting their own homes if they spend time in other places treating them for Bed Bugs?

  2. pleasenotme

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    Posted 10 years ago
    Tue Nov 4 2008 8:09:36

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    Yeah, I wondered this also.

  3. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 10 years ago
    Tue Nov 4 2008 8:29:37

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    OK I think I am qualified to answer this one.

    Having treated and inspected thousands and thousands of properties in the last 7 years I have actually only transferred 4 bed bugs home with me (I know because I do a monthly inspection and keep a running total).

    I keep the rate of infection low by the following:

    • Do not sit down in a property until you know it is BB free
    • Do not get too up and close and personal with infected items
    • Keep on your toes and ideally dont stand still for too long
    • Check all hotel rooms that you stay in as a guest
    • Monthly inspections of your own property
    • I have also found that wearing leather trousers helps because they cant grip on them

    The simple fact is that if you take care and precautions you can avoid an picking up bed bugs while working. It is however something where getting infected often teaches you to take better care in the future.


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  4. Livingagain

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    Posted 10 years ago
    Tue Nov 4 2008 9:08:30

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    Gotta get me some of those leather trousers!

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